Tauber Announces New Managing Director

Ann Arbor, MI - Tauber Institute for Global Operations is pleased to announce that Anne Partington has begun her role as Managing Director at the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, effective Monday, February 6. 

Anne Partington

In partnership with the co-directors, Anne Partington will be responsible for developing and directing the Tauber Institute's strategic vision and corporate outreach strategy and furthering the Institute's growth and programmatic efforts focused on students. In addition, she will be overseeing department administration and operations.

Anne earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and an MS in Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was recognized as a 2022 Women Engineers You Should Know by the Society of Women Engineers, has a Global Dimensions of DEI certification from the University of Chicago, and a Professional Innovator certification from the University of Michigan. Before accepting this position, Anne served as the Director of the statewide Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Advanced Transportation Innovation Hub at the University of Michigan. This program sits at the intersection of industry, academia, and the high-tech start-up space. During her tenure, the program enabled five new startups and provided $2M in grant funds across 22 competitively selected project teams that went on to achieve $24M in follow-on funding.

Anne's prior experience includes running a high-tech accelerator and leading DEI for the economic development organization Ann Arbor SPARK, as well as over two decades of global leadership experience at Fiat-Chrysler (Stellantis) and General Motors in the automotive industry. Her multidisciplinary background includes global supply chain, program management, and product development experience, including managing a $3.5B global mechatronics purchasing team with five regional teams. 

Anne brings a proven track record of success in supply chain & operations and a heart for talent development, which will be invaluable to the Tauber Institute. She can be reached at [email protected].


The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and Michigan Engineering, working with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. The Tauber Institute is an inaugural recipient of the UPS George D. Smith Prize for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics. For more information, visit tauber.umich.edu.


Theresa Ceccarelli734-647-0308[email protected]